Visit Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario, is a Canadian city located at the falls of the same name. It is connected to the United States by the Rainbow Bridge. The site it occupies on the west bank of the Niagara River overlooks Horseshoe Falls, the widest part of the waterfalls. Elevators transport visitors to a wetter vantage point below, behind the falls.
Niagara Falls are considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world. While not exceptionally high (50 metres), the falls are among the most powerful waterfalls in North America. Be prepared to share the experience with the hordes of tourists who flock here to admire the awe-inspiring beauty of the falls.
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Year after year, travel magazines continually rank the Québec City Area among the world's top destinations.
The Niagara Falls official website contain up-to-date tourist information including public transport information and maps.
Things to do in Niagara Falls
Have you ever visited a new place only to find out that you had missed the best of it when you got back home? You have already been in Ontario but would like to step off the beaten path and discover something new? If so, you will find below a list of activities and walking tours to do while you are in town.
Niagara Falls are the most-visited falls in the world, welcoming some 12 million visitors each year. The Niagara Falls are renowned for their exceptional width, power and beauty. You are sure to be impressed!
Skylon Tower, which resembles a smaller version of Toronto's CN Tower, is one of the best spots from which to admire the falls, and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, up to a distance of 100 kilometres on a clear day. The tower features three glass-walled elevators to transport visitors the 236 metres to the top in under a minute.
Open year round, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Walk fron Rainbow Bridge to Table Rock
This 1.6 km walk follows the river from Rainbow Bridge to Queen Victoria Park across from the majestic American Falls and then on to Table Rock , right beside the Canadian falls. In Table Rock House, elevators descend to a short tunnel leading to two outdoor observation decks directly behind the Falls.
White Water Walk
At White Water Walk, an elevator will take you down 70 metres to the bottom of Niagara Gorge.
From there, you can enjoy a walk along the boardwalk at the very edge of the mighty rapids of the Niagara River, one of the world's wildest stretches of whitewater.
Boat ride to the base of the falls
If there is one Niagara Falls attraction that you simply mustn't miss, it's the legendary boat ride to the base of the falls. The Hornblower boat tour will take you past the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls before moving in close to the base of the horseshoe-shaped Canadian falls, where you will experience the awesome power, thundering water and amazing mist of the mighty falls in all their glory. You will be glad of the complementary raincoat before the ride is over!
May-November from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (reduced schedule in low season).
The falls by night
Every evening, the Falls are lit in the colours of the rainbow from 8:30 p.m. to midnight in summer (earlier in low season). In addition, between mid-May and mid-October, you can enjoy a spectacular firework display over the falls starting at 10 p.m., every night in high season and Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in low season.
Clifton Hill is one of the major tourist promenades in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The street, close to Niagara Falls and the Niagara River, leads from River Road on the Niagara Parkway to intersect with Victoria Avenue, and contains a number of gift shops, wax museums, haunted houses, video arcades, restaurants, hotels and themed attractions. It is a major amusement area and centre for night life, particularly for families and teenagers.
Niagara on the Lake
Just twenty kilometres from Niagara Falls, Niagara-On-The-Lake is a charming small town on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara River. A well-preserved 19th-century village, Niagara-on-the-Lake is often described as the prettiest town in Ontario with its tree-lined streets, lush parks and impeccably restored houses.
Take a walk along its main street, Queen Street , which is lined with charming boutiques, restaurants, hotels, tea rooms and even a pharmacy dating back to 1866 (Niagara Apothecary). The region enjoys a unique microclimate similar to that of northern California, making it an excellent wine growing region and home to some of the best vineyards in Canada. A vineyard tour is a pleasure you won't want to miss.